Puritans support Kick it Out campaign

Ronnie Johnson and Mark Allitt pictured at Spencer Stadium with the Kick it Out banner. NNL-150928-175340001
Ronnie Johnson and Mark Allitt pictured at Spencer Stadium with the Kick it Out banner. NNL-150928-175340001

Banbury United have announced their support of the Kick it Out scheme and have unveiled a banner at Spencer Stadium.

The club have recently become supporter-owned and a Community Benefit Society (CBS), and have already been engaging with the three sections that play under the United name: Mini Puritans & Youth, Ladies and Inclusive Disability.

The pairing with charity Kick it Out seems a natural fit as the scheme also revolves around the principle of inclusivity.

The charity aims to promote awareness of the benefits of equality and diversity in football, as well as exposing and challenging any aspect of discrimination at all levels of the game.

Ronnie Johnson, chairman of the Interim Board of the CBS, said: “A long term priority is to build a robust club for everyone. Despite the short period in control I am proud that we have already started the dialogue to achieve this. We are delighted to support and promote the Kick it Out scheme”.

Members of the CBS believe the club should benefit the community by providing sporting facilities and opportunities regardless of age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality and religious or moral belief.